1868 · Paris
Named cast for the first performance includes Hervé, Milher, Berret, Chaudesaigues, Mendasti, Monroy, Varlet, Marius, Arthur, Blanche d'Antigny, Berthal, C. Jullien, L. Gouvion, Atala Massue, and Adèle Quinet.
Occasional performance annotations in pencil.
Binding slightly worn; front hinge split. Slightly browned; some signatures split; occasional tape reinforcements to inner margins; small handstamp "499" to lower margin of front free endpaper and title; publisher's handstamps to title and three additional leaves; repair to margin of p. 57. Lacking rear free endpaper. First Edition.
Chilpéric was first performed in Paris at the Folies-Dramatiques on October 24, 1868, with Hervé himself in the title role.
"For his theatrical career [Ronger] took the name Hervé, gradually gaining recognition through his Don Quichotte et Sancho Pança (1848) and engagements at the Théâtre de l'Odéon and Théâtre du Palais-Royal, where he appeared as author, composer, conductor, actor, tenor buffo singer and producer, as required." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 28370)